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back side of the passenger seatback as shown. Tilting/reclining operation:

side) of

To tilt the passenger seatback forward, push the the power seatback tilt top ( switch 쎻B for more than 0.5 second. The seat- back will automatically tilt forward. To stop the movement, push the top or bottom of the switch.

To tilt or adjust the seatback backward, push side) of the power and hold the bottom (

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switch” later in this section.)

쐌 when the passenger seat belt is fastened. 쐌 when the vehicle speed reaches 4 MPH (7

km/h) and more.

The automatic tilting/reclining movement will be stopped: 쐌 when any of the above 4 conditions occur. 쐌 when the power seatback tilt switch (top or

bottom) is pushed again.

쐌 when the seatback is moved with the soft top

open/close operation.

When this interruption occurs, you cannot move the seatback backward from the stopped posi- tion with the power seatback tilt switch. Use the reclining switch (on the seat cushion) to select the seatback position.

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Roadster models — Type B

seatback tilt switch. While the switch is held down, the seatback will move backward to the original position that was last selected using the reclining switch (located on the seat cushion). Release the switch to stop the movement. Operation conditions:

The power seatback tilt switch does not activate under the following conditions. 쐌 when the passenger seat sliding/reclining switches on the seat cushion are being op- erated.

쐌 when the seat tilt cancel switch is in the CANCEL position. (See “Seatback tilt cancel

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to

position,

the CANCEL

Seatback tilt cancel switch: When the seatback tilt cancel switch 쎻C is pushed the tilting/reclining operation using the power seat- back tilt switch 쎻B will be cancelled. Only the sliding/reclining switches (located on the seat cushion) are operational. Push the seatback tilt cancel switch to the AUTO position to reactivate the power seatback tilt switch. This cancel switch is linked with the automatic passenger seatback tilt function of the soft top operation. See “Soft top” in the “3. Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section.

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CAUTION

When a child restraint is installed in the passenger seat, be sure to turn the seat- back tilt cancel switch to the CANCEL position. Otherwise, the child restraint may be damaged.

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HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT To raise the head restraint, it up. To lower, push the lock knob 쎻A and push the head restraint down. The ventilated net seats (if so equipped for Roadster models) have non-adjustable head restraints.

just pull

Adjust the head restraints so the center is level with the center of your ears.

WARNING

Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjust- ment after someone else uses the seat.

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SEAT BELTS

the severity of

PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE If you are wearing your seat belt properly ad- justed and you are sitting upright and well back in your seat with both feet on the floor, your chances of being injured or killed in an accident and/or injury may be greatly reduced. NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of your passengers to buckle up every time you drive, even if your seating position includes a supplemental air bag. Most U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories require that seat belts be worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven.

to supplement other safety systems. Always wear seat belts. No system can prevent all injuries in any acci- dent.

쐌 Do not attach anything to the head restraint stalks. Doing so could im- pair Active Head Restraint function.

The Active Head Restraint moves forward utiliz- ing the force that the seatback receives from the occupant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the head restraint helps support the occu- pant’s head by reducing its backward movement and helping absorb some of the forces that may lead to whiplash type injuries. Active Head Restraints are effective for colli- sions at low to medium speeds in which it is said that whiplash injury occurs most. Active Head Restraints operate only in certain rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head restraints return to their original positions. Properly adjust the Active Head Restraints as described in the previous section.

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FRONT-SEAT ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINTS (except for ventilated net seats)

WARNING

쐌 Always adjust

the head restraints properly as specified in the previous section. Failure to do so can reduce the effectiveness of the active head restraint.

쐌 Active Head Restraints are designed

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WARNING

쐌 Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times.

쐌 The seat belt should be properly ad- justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may reduce the effectiveness of the entire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in

an accident. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly.

쐌 Always route the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your chest. Never put the belt behind your back, under your arm or across your neck. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder.

쐌 Position the lap belt as low and snug as possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could increase the risk of internal injuries in an accident.

쐌 Be sure the seat belt tongue is se- curely fastened to the proper buckle. 쐌 Do not wear the seat belt inside out or twisted. Doing so may reduce its effectiveness.

쐌 Do not allow more than one person

to use the same seat belt.

쐌 Never carry more people in the ve- hicle than there are seat belts. This vehicle has only two seating posi- tions. Never allow anyone to ride in the luggage area.

쐌 If the seat belt warning light glows continuously while the ignition is turned ON with all doors closed and all seat belts fastened, it may indi- cate a malfunction in the system. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.

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CHILD SAFETY Children need adults to help protect them. They need to be properly restrained.

In addition to the general information in this manual, child safety information is available from many other sources, including doctors, teachers, government traffic safety offices, and community organizations. Every child is different, so be sure to learn the best way to transport your child. There are three basic types of child restraint systems: 쐌 Rear facing child restraint (should not be

installed in this vehicle)

쐌 Front facing child restraint (should not be

installed in the Roadster models)

쐌 Booster seat

WARNING

쐌 Never let an infant who requires the use of a rear facing child restraint ride in this vehicle. Do not attempt to hold a child in your lap or arms.

쐌 Roadster models do not have an an- chor for a top tether strap required

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semblies in use during a collision be replaced unless the collision was mi- nor and the belts show no damage and continue to operate properly. Seat belt assemblies not in use dur- ing a collision should also be in- spected and replaced if either dam- age or improper operation is noted.

쐌 Once a seat belt pretensioner has activated, it cannot be reused and must be replaced together with the retractor. See a NISSAN dealer.

쐌 Removal and installation of the pre- tensioner components should be done by a NISSAN dealer.

system

쐌 All seat belt assemblies,

including retractors and attaching hardware, should be inspected after any colli- sion by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recommends that all seat belt as-

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for most front facing child restraints. Never let children who require the use of a front facing child restraint ride in Roadster models.

쐌 Children need special protection. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit them properly. The shoulder belt may come too close to the face or neck. The lap belt may not fit over their small hip bones. In an accident, an improperly fitting seat belt could cause serious or fatal injury. Always use appropri- ate child restraints.

쐌 Never let a child stand or kneel on any seat and do not allow a child in the cargo areas while the vehicle is moving. The child could be seriously injured or killed in an accident or sudden stop.

Your vehicle is equipped with a supplemental front impact air bag system for the front passen- ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” later in this section. The passenger seat is not suitable for use with a rear facing child restraint needed for infants should not be

infants. Therefore,

transported in this vehicle. All US states and provinces of Canada require the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. (See “Child restraints” later in this section.) Also, there are other types of child restraints available for larger children for additional protec- tion. Infants Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed in a rear facing child restraint. Because a rear facing child restraint is not suitable for use in this vehicle, infants should not be transported in it. Small children Children that are over 1 year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg) can be placed in a forward facing child restraint (except Roadster models). Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for mini- mum and maximum weight and height recom- mendations. NISSAN recommends that small children be placed in child restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use.

Larger children Children who are too large for child restraint systems should be seated and restrained by the seat belts which are provided. The seat belt may not fit properly if the child is less than 4 ft 9 in (142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be used to obtain proper seat belt fit. NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a commercially available booster seat if the shoul- der belt in the child’s seating position fits close to the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seat should raise the child so that the shoulder belt is properly positioned across the top, middle por- tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the hips. A booster seat can only be used in seating positions that have a three-point type seat belt. The booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and have a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Ca- nadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the child has grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or near the face and neck, use the shoulder belt without the booster seat. PREGNANT WOMEN NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, and always position the lap belt as low as Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13

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belt and receive serious internal inju- ries. 쐌 For

the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the seat with both feet on the floor and adjust the seat belt properly.

possible around the hips, not the waist. Place the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific recommendations. INJURED PERSONS NISSAN recommends that injured persons use seat belts, depending on the injury. Check with your doctor for specific recommendations. THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT WITH RETRACTOR

WARNING

쐌 Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times.

쐌 Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an accident, you could be thrown into it and re- ceive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap

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Fastening the seat belts 1. Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this

section.

2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor and insert the tongue into the buckle until it clicks.

쐌 The retractor is designed to lock during a sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling motion will permit the belt to move, and allow you some freedom of movement in the seat.

쐌 If the seat belt cannot be pulled from its fully retracted position, firmly pull the

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secured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop.

The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode allows the seat belt to extend and retract to allow the driver and passenger some freedom of movement in the seat. The ELR locks the seat belt when the vehicle slows down rapidly or during certain impacts.

The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint mode) locks the seat belt for child restraint installation.

When the ALR mode is activated the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully

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